Family, Friends, and Colleagues,
For those of you who have been around me this year, you have probably (at some point or another) heard me talk about my nonprofit consulting project. This year, I had the distinct pleasure of being selected as a Project Lead for the YCore Summer 2019 Fellowship.
YCore is a nonprofit organization that builds a coalition of young professionals to advance community-based social impact by teaching them to deploy their time, money, skills, and influence as partners and advocates for San Francisco-focused nonprofits. Since its inception 3 years ago, YCore has mobilized 275 professionals to collectively provide 15,000+ hours and $2M+ to 30 community-based San Francisco nonprofits.
As a fellow of YCore, I have been leading a team of 4 Bay Area professionals to deliver a project to the Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology, aka BAYCAT. BAYCAT is centered on empowering low-income, diverse youth to use their passions in filmography and videography to secure professional, creative employment to elevate their economic position while also generating more representation of diverse voices and stories in media. In particular, my team's work is focused on thinking through how to develop a business model around an employment placement service for diverse, creative talent. The hope is this business model proposal will not only enable BAYCAT to continue serving more creative talent, but also support BAYCAT monetarily with a sustainable source of operational income.
The work I am doing for BAYCAT would not have been possible without the support, infrastructure, and guidance provided by YCore. Today, I am asking for your financial support to empower YCore to continue to train an entire generation of professionals to be more community-focused, socially-conscious, and impact-oriented.